Judith Yankauer Astrove


Judith Yankauer Astrove, of Bethesda, died on May 17 at age 87. She was the beloved wife of the late George Astrove; devoted mother of Deborah Kummer (Peter), David Astrove (Deborah) and Steven Astrove (Christina); cherished grandmother to Joseph (Heather) and Steven (Katie) Kummer, Daisy Sebastian (Michael), and Jeffrey (Stacy), Brian, Michelle, Sara-Kate, Erica and Molly Astrove; step-grandmother to three and great-grandmother to 10. She is survived by her sister and lifelong friend, Susan Maier, and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Born in New York City on Oct. 8, 1932, to Walter and Josephine Yankauer, Judy grew up in Manhattan and, until 2018, lived her entire life in Greater New York. She graduated from the Birch Wathen School and, in 1954, from Connecticut College.

Donations can be made to The Actors Fund (actorsfund.org) or JSSA (jssa.org). Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Funeral Care.

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